Got pain? Pain in the knee? Pain in the neck? A pain in your *ss? Well, if you do, you are not alone. Age, genetics, injury, disease and poor diet are among the leading causes of joint pain. Most people have a pretty good idea why they have a problem. What is usually less clear is how to deal with the pain most safely and efficiently.
What Causes Joint Pain?
Got pain? Pain in the knee? Pain in the neck? A pain in your *ss? Well, if you do, you are not alone. Age, genetics, injury, disease and poor diet are among the leading causes of joint pain. Most people have a pretty good idea why they have a problem. What is usually less clear is how to deal with the pain most safely and efficiently. The actual pain, however, is primarily caused by inflammation that can often times be alleviated by taking a CBD supplement. CBD is not only reported by customers as being more effective than drugs like Ibuprofen and Naproxen, but as a non-narcotic and natural alternative, can be used in place of dangerous opiates and has no psychoactive effects.
Joint Pain Solutions
One solution for joint pain is industrial hemp extract sourced from specially bred, flowering varieties of cannabis which contain hundreds of phytonutrients and naturally occurring cannabinoids like cannabidiol (CBD). Horticultural cultivars, as opposed to hemp grown for fiber or seed applications, may provide relief without the stoned feeling generally attributed to hemp’s psychotropic cousin, marijuana.
Hundreds of thousands of people now take hemp extract and or CBD isolate tinctures to relieve a number of conditions, one of which is joint pain, something with which almost anyone over the age of 40 is familiar. So popular are these hemp products that the total sales are projected to surpass $1 billion by 2020, according to Forbes magazine.
THC in Industrial Hemp
Cannabis’ best known component, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), usually sourced from marijuana, may be just the thing for terminally ill patients and those suffering from severe, chronic pain. Unfortunately for those select individuals, legal issues make access to marijuana-derived products untenable in most parts of the United States. On the other hand, hemp extract allows patients to receive most medicinal benefits of cannabis while keeping it between the lines, literally and legally, no black market purchases or moving to another state necessary.
Still, hemp products do also contain up to 0.3% THC. This is nowhere near the threshold needed to create an intoxicating high. Most recreational strains of marijuana contain more than 20% THC, on average, at least sixty times (60x) levels of THC present in hemp. Even in such small amounts, though, the desired, synergistic effects also occur because of the presence of multiple types of cannabinoids (other than THC and CBD) and other nutrients, called terpenes.
Full Spectrum CBD Vs. Isolates
These other compounds may act in concert with THC, are all of which are present in hemp products known as whole plant or hemp extracts. What this means, is the whole plant extract or hemp flower extract may work better for some people than more heavily processed, isolated cannabinoid compounds while others may respond better to the more concentrated iterations of CBD isolate products. Scientists are working diligently to provide more answers, but in the mean time, most whole plant hemp extract and industrial hemp CBD-isolate products are both GRAS ( generally recognized as safe).
This is precisely why many suffering from joint pain and a variety of other conditions are transitioning to a more organic, cannabis-based approach. Nutritional supplements derived from industrial hemp are for many people that welcome, new approach they’ve been seeking all along. Inherent in human design, we all contain something called the endocannabinoid system. This means our bodies have receptors, including pain receptors, that are seemingly designed for the intake of industrial hemp extract as a naturally occurring, medicinal, food product.
Whether one believes in a higher power, in one’s self, or some combination of the two, there is no question the human body possesses an amazing ability to cure itself. This is particularly true of many age related illnesses and conditions. Insurance, physician visits, copays, deductibles, and, most particularly, surgeries are quite often cost prohibitive for the average American consumer. A healthy diet, plenty of sunshine, exercise and regular visits to your chiropractic physician or applied kinesiologist in conjunction with industrial hemp derived nutritional medicines may be just the thing you seek to add quality years to your life.
Studies on the effects of CBD for Inflammation and Joint Pain:
- Cannabidiol as an emergent therapeutic strategy for lessening the impact of inflammation on oxidative stress
- The endocannabinoid system: an emerging key player in inflammation
- Anti-inflammatory role of cannabidiol and O-1602 in cerulein-induced acute pancreatitis in mice
- Cannabinoids, endocannabinoids, and related analogs in inflammation
- Cannabidiol, a non-psychotropic plant-derived cannabinoid, decreases inflammation in a murine model of acute lung injury: role for the adenosine A(2A) receptor
- Cannabinoids suppress inflammatory and neuropathic pain by targeting α3 glycine receptors
- Cannabidiol reduces intestinal inflammation through the control of neuroimmune axis
- Diabetic retinopathy: Role of inflammation and potential therapies for anti-inflammation
- Cannabidiol reduces Aβ-induced neuroinflammation and promotes hippocampal neurogenesis through PPARγ involvement
- Cannabidiol attenuates high glucose-induced endothelial cell inflammatory response and barrier disruption
- Vanilloid TRPV1 receptor mediates the antihyperalgesic effect of the nonpsychoactive cannabinoid, cannabidiol, in a rat model of acute inflammation
- Cannabidiol attenuates cisplatin-induced nephrotoxicity by decreasing oxidative/nitrosative stress, inflammation, and cell death
- Cannabinoids in clinical practice
- Pure THC-V inhibits nitrite production in murine peritoneal macrophages
- Cannabinoids, inflammation, and fibrosis
- Amyloid proteotoxicity initiates an inflammatory response blocked by cannabinoids
- Endocannabinoid 2-arachidonoylglycerol protects inflammatory insults from sulfur dioxide inhalation via cannabinoid receptors in the brain
- Protective effect of CBD on hydrogen peroxide‑induced apoptosis, inflammation and oxidative stress in nucleus pulposus cells
- Mechanisms of action of CBD in adoptively transferred experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis